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Ecology of Movement (Online Course)

Key Info: 
  • Using movement and nature to find stillness and connection

With Lizzy Hawker

£ 130.00
This course is full.

Using movement and nature to find stillness and connection

A short course over 6 weeks using movement to connect us to ourselves, the natural world around us and each other. In a time where many of us are again, or still, facing restrictions on movement and daily life, developing a personal practice of movement can ground us and remind us of the freedoms that we always have. Through the power of movement and nature we can find stillness despite the uncertainties of this time. We’ll use this grounding within our physical body and the natural world as a way to build mental and emotional resilience as we move towards the new year of 2021 and whatever it may bring!

This course is open to anyone interested to explore movement as a way of learning more about themselves and the world around them. It is suitable for any level of physical activity, it won’t be a masterclass in running technique, instead participants will be encouraged to set a goal and develop a personal practice to reach that. Whether you are aiming to run a half marathon or simply to walk in nature for 30 minutes every day doesn’t matter - emphasis will be on the journey, the daily process, rather than the goal itself. We will support you with a weekly group session (via Zoom) and a short weekly individual chat to give personal advice.

Each week will focus on a different theme, drawing on the natural world around us and our own practice of movement to deepen understanding.

Week One - Change and adaptation
Week Two - Freedom
Week Three - Resilience
Week Four - Exploring
Week Five - Community
Week Six - Connection

The course will start on Monday 23rd November and continue through until Sunday 3rd January. There will be an hour long zoom group meetings each week from 5-6pm GMT; Monday 23rd Nov, Monday 30th Nov, Monday 7 December, Monday 14 December, Monday 21 December, Monday 28th December & a final wrap up meeting on Sunday 3 January.

Participants will also be supported by a weekly 10 minute individual chat with Lizzy, and will be able to share experiences with each other using a private Facebook group and a WhatsApp chat group.

This course is full.
With Lizzy Hawker

Lizzy Hawker

On foot whenever possible, as an elite athlete Lizzy held the world record for 24 hours on the road and won the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc an unprecedented (and unmatched) 5 times. She has crossed the Nepal Himalaya twice (solo) along the 1000 mile Great Himalaya Trail. A National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and now race director of the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa her passion for exploring is taking her far beyond competition to high, wild places often alone, and often in Nepal. Author of ‘Runner’, Lizzy is also part of the teaching team on the upcoming MA Movement, Mind, and Ecology.

If you would like to book onto one of our short courses, you will need to create an account. This is a simple process of choosing a username, email address and password. Once you have created an account you will receive a verification email. Please click on the verification link within to have full access to the site and to make your booking. (You may need to check your spam folder if you do not see this email.)  We will email you confirmation of your payment and any further communication about your course application.

A place can not be guaranteed unless we receive your deposit or payment on your chosen course. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please do this before making your course application.


Short Course Bursaries create an opportunity for an individual to experience the powerful transformative learning by joining a course that assists the participant to inspire their wider community and benefits from the participant’s own unique contribution. It is our hope that our bursaries support a wide cross section of participation on our short course programme. The number of bursaries available is limited, competition is strong and funding is not always available for every short course. Please be aware that most bursaries are in the region of 10% – 20% of the course fee so please be prepared to raise funding from other sources.  A bursary award is not intended to cover travel or incidental expenses.

Applications are viewed on a case-by-case basis and we are unable to enter into discussions on any decisions. We generally have many more applications for bursaries than we have funding available. We can only offer one bursary per person per year and priority is given to those who have not attended the college or received a bursary before. To help us support as many people as possible, please only apply if you would be unable to attend the course without a bursary.

How to apply for a bursary

NB: Please do not pay your deposit for the course yet. Any applications received where a deposit has been paid will be rejected and the deposit refunded.

Six weeks before the course is due to start all bursary applications will be considered and responded to.  If successful you will be required to accept our Bursary Terms and Conditions.

Please answer the following:

  1. What does a bursary mean to you?
  2. How will your attendance on this course benefit the wider community?
  3. If your financial situation justifies you applying for a bursary, how much are you able to contribute towards attending this course?

Please be prepared to supply an appropriate reference in support of your application.